LoL Worlds 2023 skins – Which champions are eligible?
With one series away to determine the 2023 LoL champions, here are the eligible skins for the winners going into the Worlds finals.
Worlds 2023 Skins – Eligibility Criteria
After winning a LoL World Championship, the players are given a special skin for each player on the winning roster. This tradition has been going on since the start of League of Legends, with Fnatic becoming the first team to get team-specific skins.
Back in 2018, however, Riot pushed out the conditions for a champion to be eligible to be selected for a Worlds skin.
- The player must have played at least one game on that champion during the tournament.
- If the team already has a skin for that champion from a previous Worlds winner, Riot may ask the player to choose another champion that jumped on Summoner’s Rift at Worlds.
Given the increasing number of Worlds skins, there have been a few situational criteria that might arise depending on the choice. For example, if a champion has a particular skin already in development, the player can be asked to make another choice to avoid overlapping releases for the same pick. Even though it’s an extreme scenario, it can happen.
With Worlds 2023 coming to an end and T1 lifting the trophy, we can take a quick look at which are the eligible champions for a Worlds skin for each player.
Read more: All Worlds Skins released so far
Which champions have been played by the Worlds Champions?
- Top Lane – Zeus – Aatrox, Gragas, Gnar, Jayce, Rumble, Yone, Gwen
- Jungle – Oner – Jarvan IV, Poppy, Rell, Sejuani, Maokai, Lee Sin, Nocturne
- Mid – Faker – Azir, Orianna, Sylas, Ahri, Akali
- ADC – Gumayusi – Ashe, Jinx, Kai’Sa, Nilah, Senna, Varus, Xayah, Caitlyn, Jhin, Kalista, Draven
- Support – Keria – Alistar, Ashe, Bard, Renata Glasc, Senna, Tahm Kench, Rakan
The player with the largest variety of champions played is Gumayusi, with 11 unique champion choices. That being said, Gumayusi already stated at the press conference that he will be going with Jinx.
After him, we have Zeus and Keria with 7 champions played. Zues mentioned he’s considering one between Jayce and Yone as one has always been his pocket pick while Yone has been the signature pick at the world championship.
Keria, on the other hand, stated he would like to pick Lux. But given that he didn’t play games on her at Worlds, he’s probably going to consider one between Bard and Renata Glasc.
Oner also raised his number of eligible champions to 7 thanks to the Lee Sin and Nocturne picks in the World Finals. Given his love for the Blind Monk, it was almost certain the T1 jungler would want his own SKT Lee Sin skin, something he also confirmed at the post-game conference. If Oner got his Lee Sin, it would be the second one after the one earned by Bengi back in 2013 with T1’s first-ever world title.
Prior to the start of the final, Faker had only played three different champions until then: Azir, Orianna, and Sylas. Two of them already have a Worlds skin: Orianna got it from TPA while Azir was chosen by Easyhoon back when he was on SKT. Thanks to the additional Ahri and Akali picks, Faker has two additional choices.
When asked about what champion he would pick, Faker revealed he didn’t really think about it. Nonetheless, he mentioned he’s going to choose a skin that most players would want to play.
So this is the list of champions and the potential choices for the Worlds skins! Who do you think T1 players will choose? We’ll find out next year.